Gateway Platinum Cinema (Cineplex 10): Is It Worth It?

January 28, 2013

  Gateway Platinum Cinema (Cineplex 10): Is It Worth It?

The Difference Between a Regular Cinema and Gateway Platinum Cinema

Ticket Price:

The regular cinema ticket price is P180-P200.

Gateway platinum cinema ticket price is P351, which includes a medium size plain popcorn and a 16 oz. drink.

Private Lounge

If you arrive early for the show, you can stay at this private lounge and read newspapers
The entrance of the cinema is the door at the left of this photo.

Popcorn and Drink included

When you enter the lounge, the usherette  will ask you  what drink you prefer and if you want flavored popcorn.  Medium size plain popcorn is included. But if you want flavored popcorn, you pay the usherette an additional 10 pesos

Your choice of drinks are regular Coke, Coke zero, Sprite, Iced tea or bottled mineral water.

Your medium size plain popcorn and 16 oz. drink is served when you take your seat.
The usher distributing popcorn and drinks after we took our seats


La-Z-Boy leather seats you can fully recline into a flat bed (well, almost). 

Seat Configuration: 5 rows, 8 seats per row, for a total of 40 seats 

Screen view from Row E, the best row
Screen view from my seat at Row C, Seat 7

Les Miserables

Anne Hathaway playing Fantine singing "I Dreamed a Dream"

Private Toilet


Yes, it is. 

A regular cinema ticket cost from 180-200 pesos. If you add 59 pesos for a medium size plain popcorn and 35 pesos for a 16 oz drink bought at the Snaxx counter (you can only bring in food and drinks bought from the Snaxx counter), your total cost will be around 294 pesos. 

Compare it with the 351 pesos price of a Gateway Platinum Cinema ticket. The difference is only around 57 pesos. In effect, you pay only an additional 57 pesos for the amenities I mentioned above. 

Of course, it will be a different matter if you don't buy popcorn and drinks when you go to the movies.


Check my post: How to Get the Best Seats    
Where to find Gateway Platinum Cinema

At Gateway Mall, Araneta Center, Cubao

At the 5th level of Gateway Mall
My tip: The nearest entrance to Gateway Platinum Cinema is through General Roxas Ave, side of Krispy Creme or Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Use the escalator or elevator to get to the fifth level.